Compilation of images and sequences from the Ford Film Collection, with excellent footage of United States history, culture, industry and daily life between about 1915 and 1930. Highlights include Coney Island, the increasing pervasiveness of the automobile in American life, and early manufacturing footage.
Compilation of images and sequences from the Ford Film Collection, covering United States history, culture, industry and daily life between about 1915 and 1930.
August 23, 2004 Subject:
Trying to fit Henry into Disneyland
This is a magnificent collection of historical usa movie clips with the emphasis on autos and their effect on life. However the purpose of the movie is to glorify H Ford and that is sinister. He was a very complicated man who did some good and a lot of evil. Take the clips but not the propaganda
October 26, 2003 Subject:
A Filmed History of Early 20th Century America
Henry Ford set up a film studio at Ford and that studio made a lot of newsreels and documentaries, documenting American life in the early 20th century. This early 60s film commemorates the donation of those films to the National Archives and contains footage from the films in a collage of American life from 1914 to the mid 20s. We see rural life, factory footage, footage of presidents and other celebrities, lots of footage of World War I, and footage that shows how American life was changed by the automobile. Sound effects are effectively added to this footage, making it seem like sound footage at some points. Narration is added that is not overbearing or distracting, but does give you some idea of what youÃÂre looking at. It all adds up to an interesting portrait of early 20th century American life, somewhat conventional, but with lots of historical value.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.
September 22, 2003 Subject:
Everything Under The Sun!
Very nice compilation of all sorts of images. The first ones contain images of Henry Ford playing with kids, trying out farm machinery, riding earlier cars, but then afterwards goes into a cornocorpia of unrelated footage of everything from great images of early Coney Island, baseball, factory workers making Wagon Wheels (no, not the snack) and of course, Will Rogers! I Love it! Highly reccomended!